HP Excise Department revokes Sirmaur liquor factory license

HP’s excise commissioner, Yunus Khan, said the department was investigating irregularities by an alcohol factory located in Nariwala in Paonta Sahib.

Continuing its crackdown on illegal liquor dealers, the state tax and excise department revoked the license of a liquor factory in Paonta Sahib of Sirmaur.

Excise Commissioner Yunus Khan said the department was investigating irregularities at a liquor factory located in Nariwala in Paonta Sahib.

The high-level investigation revealed failures in the manufacture, handling and transport of alcohol. The liquor factory in question had transported around 900 boxes of liquor without any valid passes/permits, the commissioner said.

Apart from this, it was also found that the said company has repeatedly violated the terms and conditions of the license and criminal charges have already been filed with a hefty fine.

The department revoked the factory’s license and orders were also issued to seal the unit under the HP Excise Act, Distillery Rules, and HP Bonded Warehouse Rules.

Recently, a team from the Excise Department in Nurpur of Kangra had raided illegal liquor makers in the Chhanni Beli border area adjoining Punjab and destroyed 85,000 liters of locally made liquor.

Guv stresses importance of ‘Sangh’ in Indian culture

HP Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar said on Sunday that the “sangh” or organization could play an important role in establishing good thoughts and culture in society.

He was speaking at ‘Shiv Dhwajarohan’ hosted by Prajapita Brahmakumari Ishwariya Sansthan, Pantha Ghati under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

He expressed concern that people interpret dharma in different ways.

“The adoption of religion brings no demerit in governance and thoughts,” he said, calling on people and organizations who have dedicated their lives to establishing religion to protect the wealthy Cultural Heritage.

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